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Pentagon audit finds poor control of weapons given to Afghan forces
Pentagon audit finds poor control of weapons given to Afghan forces

A Pentagon audit of nearly 750,000 weapons handed over by U.S. forces to Afghan soldiers and police found poor control and accountability of the arms and expressed concern that many could fall into the hands of militants. The report, released Monday by the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction, cites insufficient record-keeping and inventory practices to ensure that the $626 million worth of small arms and artillery are used as intended. About two-thirds of the weapons cache given to the Afghan National Army and Afghan National Police forces were small arms, including rifles, pistols, machine guns, grenade launchers and shotguns, the report says. U.S. defense...

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